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Financial System Analyst

ACD labs

ACD labs

IT, Accounting & Finance
Toronto, ON, Canada · Remote
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024
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Location: Toronto, ON (remote)
Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent

Job Description

The Financial Systems Analyst will use their accounting and programming backgrounds to prepare financial reports on sales, revenue, financial statements, and other business activities. In addition, they will be heavily involved with annual activities including audits as well as tax, budget, and variable compensation preparation and reporting. This job reports to the Managing Director.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage, provide, and distribute standardized reports including sales and revenue reports, financial statements (trial balance, income statement, balance sheet and statement of cash flows), commissions, and others.
  • Prepare and present regular and ad hoc reports for upper management.
  • Manage the maintenance and improvement of various reporting systems—using SQL Server, VBA, Excel, web-based reporting, and other technologies as needed—in the following areas:
  1. Sales and Revenue Analyses and Forecasts.
  2. Financial reports (Deferrals, Fixed assets, AR/AP reconciliation, etc.).
  3. Budget and Spending Reports.
  4. Commission and Payroll Reports.
  5. Customer Relationship Insight Reports.
  • Document existing and new processes used in their work.
  • Assist with revisions of inter-company agreements, corporate valuation policies, and price lists.
  • Guide cost analysis processes by assisting management with policy and procedure development.
  • Assist the accounting team to ensure accurate financial reporting, including:
  1. Advising and instructing on specific procedures for correcting errors and entering unusual and/or complex transactions in the financial system (Dynamics GP 2018).
  2. Conducting internal audit and working with financial auditors, tax preparers, and tax authorities at both the corporate and subsidiary levels.
  3. Preparing and filing HST, VAT, and similar returns.

Required Skills & Knowledge

Technical Skills

  • A bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field is required.
  • CPA, CFA or CA designations are preferred.
  • A comprehensive understanding of accounting principles, accruals, deferrals, intercompany and multicurrency transactions is required.
  • Expertise in financial statement preparation, consolidated reports, accounts reconciliation, and fixed assets reporting is essential.
  • Proficiency in SQL coding, encompassing functions, stored procedures, views, and associated objects, is essential.
  • Strong knowledge and practice with SQL Server databases are mandatory.
  • Proficiency in VBA coding within MS Access and Excel is essential.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Dynamics GP is necessary.
  • Knowledge of Power Query is considered advantageous.
  • Experience in a SaaS company is given priority.
  • Strong mathematical, logical, and problem-solving abilities are crucial.

Personal Traits:

  • Self-motivated, able to work independently.
  • A passion to learn new skills and master new tools as needed.
  • Comfortable dealing with ambiguity.

Interpersonal Skills

  • Able to take direction, share expertise, and perform well in high-pressure situations.
  • Good communication skills, including the ability to:
    • Produce well-written documents.
    • Effectively explain complex issues to non-experts.
    • Conduct effective group and individual training sessions.
    • Prepare effective “how-to” documentation.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel formulas, functions, and pivot tables is an absolute requirement.
  • Experience with a mature financial accounting system is required; experience with Dynamics GP is preferred.

This role is remote, but occasional presence at the Toronto office may be required. As we strive to maintain a highly functional and motivating work environment, the candidate is expected to bring a positive attitude, to respect and support his/her colleagues, and contribute to building and improving teamwork. Demonstrable skills may be tested during the interview process.

Inclusion and Equal Opportunity Employment

At ACD/Labs, we embrace diversity and inclusion for innovation and growth. We are committed to building inclusive teams and an equitable workplace for our employees to bring their true selves to work. We are taking actions to tackle issues of inequity and systemic bias to support our diverse talent, clients, and communities.

We also strive to provide an accessible candidate experience for our prospective employees with different abilities. Please let us know if you need any accommodations during the recruitment process.

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